Cancer Survivor Denied Long-Term Disability

Cancer Survivor Denied Long-Term Disability

Nicole, 32, is a teacher and thyroid cancer survivor who lives in Toronto. Although she is cancer-free, she is experiencing residual problems. The hormone therapy medication Nicole was prescribed after her thyroidectomy has caused her to have chronic insomnia and she has trouble concentrating at work because she is so tired. One of the symptoms that prompted her to go to the doctor in the first place was a persistent sore throat. Now, whenever Nicole feels the slightest throat irritation, she has a panic attack because she is afraid her cancer will come back. 

Nicole’s partner urged her to seek treatment for PTSD and suggested that she file a long-term disability claim. The insurance company response to Nicole’s claim for long-term disability? Denied. The insurance company didn’t think her PTSD was serious enough to prevent her from going to work every day. 

Exhausted, scared, and worried, Nicole reached out to her friend Susan, a real estate lawyer, hoping she could suggest a long-term disability lawyer that would help her fight the denied claim. Susan suggested that she talk to Share Lawyers. She knew that Nicole could benefit from an experienced disability lawyer. Toronto offers many options for disability law firms, but Susan knew that Share Lawyers was the best option for Nicole’s situation because of their extensive experience.

Surviving cancer is seen as a victory, but what many people do not realize is how often cancer survivors struggle with PTSD. This is usually due to fear that their cancer will return. While you cannot control whether or not your cancer returns, there are things you can do to reduce your level of anxiety and prevent it from controlling your life. 

Recognizing that your emotions are normal and real is important. Don’t ignore your fears: Often when you try to hide your negative feelings and thoughts they become stronger and more overwhelming. Talk about your concerns with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist. You might even join a support group of other cancer survivors who are struggling with the same issues.  


Find ways to manage your stress by exercising, practicing healthy habits, and focusing on hobbies and other activities that bring you happiness. Talk to your healthcare team about regular follow-up care to regain some feeling of control over your health and well-being.

As soon as Nicole talked to Share Lawyers, she felt a huge sense of relief, knowing that they were experienced PTSD disability lawyers who had been successful in fighting claim denials for others. Share Lawyers was able to help Nicole get the LTD benefits she needed and she was so grateful for their help, as well as the help of her friend who referred her to them. 

Are you struggling with PTSD and your claim has been denied, you may be looking for a lawyer for disability appeals to help you with your appeal. That means you’ll need an experienced disability lawyer. Toronto, Ontario is the home of Share Lawyers, but we have helped people all over Canada. 

If you need an experienced disability lawyer, Toronto residents, please contact Share Lawyers. We will fight for your rights. We are here to help.

If you have had your claim for long-term disability denied, contact the long-term disability insurance lawyers at Share Lawyers. Our experienced team of long-term disability (LTD) lawyers can help.   We have recently settled cases against Canada Life, Desjardins, Manulife, RBC Insurance, Sun Life, and many more. We offer free consultations and there are no fees unless we win your case. Find out if you have a disability case.

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